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Panel think-tank to explore the potential and challenges for Belfast 2035

Panel think-tank to explore the potential and challenges for Belfast 2035

| November 15, 2017

The infrastructural challenges facing Belfast over the next two decades are to be explored at a major think-tank event being organised at the city’s new Titanic Hotel on 21 November. Entitled Belfast 2035 the event will be facilitated by leading local law firm, Cleaver Fulton Rankin which has advised on many aspects of development within […]

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Brexit Conference survey of business leaders favours Single Market and Customs Union

Brexit Conference survey of business leaders favours Single Market and Customs Union

| November 15, 2017

A survey of business leaders taken in Belfast has found that a majority (53%) believe that the best possible outcome in trade talks between the UK and EU would be for Northern Ireland to remain within the Single Market and the Customs Union. 28% favoured ‘Special Status’ for Northern Ireland, while 19% favoured the UK […]

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Xenobics and Phion Therapeutics go forward to InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition final

Xenobics and Phion Therapeutics go forward to InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition final

| November 15, 2017

Belfast companies, Xenobics Ltd and Phion Therapeutics Ltd, were named Best New Start Company and Best Early Stage Company respectively, at the Northern Ireland final of the 2017 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition. Both companies fought off tough competition to win a prize of €20,000 each to help finance the early stages of their […]

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Collaborative research: Leveraging the Irish border to advance science and boost the island’s competitiveness

Collaborative research: Leveraging the Irish border to advance science and boost the island’s competitiveness

| November 15, 2017

InterTradeIreland has been given responsibility by both Governments to boost North South economic co-operation to the mutual benefit of Northern Ireland and Ireland. Karen McCallion, Science Technology and Innovation Manager for InterTradeIreland explains; “Our vision is of a globally competitive enterprise environment in which Ireland and Northern Ireland co-operate to ensure the optimal utilisation of […]

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Succession Planning a key focus for family-owned businesses in Northern Ireland

Succession Planning a key focus for family-owned businesses in Northern Ireland

| November 7, 2017

Only a quarter of Northern Ireland’s family-owned businesses have a clear succession plan in place, despite two-thirds recognising it as a critical factor for their organisation’s future success. That is one of a number of findings from a major BDO Northern Ireland survey, launched today, that identifies the main challenges and issues most likely to […]

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Mark Logan to address IoD NI Annual Dinner

Mark Logan to address IoD NI Annual Dinner

| November 6, 2017

Mark Logan, the man credited with helping to turn airline ticket search engine Skyscanner from a fledgling  startup to a globally recognised brand has been announced as keynote speaker for the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Annual Dinner in 2018. Mark Logan, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the Edinburgh-headquartered firm, will address more […]

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Record year for Northern Irish companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Record year for Northern Irish companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50

| November 6, 2017

Fifteen companies from Northern Ireland have been ranked in the all island Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017, making it a record year for local companies since the awards began eighteen years ago. A leading online shopping platform which was set up in a bedroom in Belfast secured the highest regional position in the acclaimed technology […]

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Be a data-driven based business

Be a data-driven based business

| November 3, 2017

Just a little research into your business can tell you how to boost revenue and profitability. By gathering the right data, and being data-driven, you can identify opportunities, make strategic decisions, and improve business performance quite quickly. With modern business software, it’s easier than ever to capture and analyse data. It shouldn’t even require you […]

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Don’t forget to enter the 2017 BIFM Ireland Region Awards

Don’t forget to enter the 2017 BIFM Ireland Region Awards

| November 2, 2017

With the deadline of 5pm on Friday the 3 of November fast approaching, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland Region is calling for last entries for the 2017 BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The prestigious awards, sponsored by Facilities People International (FPI), will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit which […]

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Stress Awareness Day at Belfast’s Innovation Factory: Tools for Life in Business

Stress Awareness Day at Belfast’s Innovation Factory: Tools for Life in Business

| November 1, 2017

Sean Connolly, Human Development Therapy specialist, is a customer of Belfast’s Innovation Factory. Sean has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with NI business owners who have become successful but at the cost of their health. He is a specialist in self-maintenance and performance under pressure on Stress Awareness Day.  It takes a special kind of […]

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